[identity profile] seriousfic.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Well, what could be more positive than the wedding of Scott Free and Big Barda?



Backstory: Scott and Barda have just confessed their love for each other, and the Apokolips Nows have taken Scott prisoner to be killed in a death-trap. So good to see everyone in character.







Remember, kids. If you're a New God, there's no reason at all you should leave it at "I used my superpowers to fake you out, suckers" when you can simulate it, THUS.



You must admit, Orion has always been a charisma vacuum "anguished warrior," but I'll take the variant that says things like "Thus, we turn a death trap into a life journey" with a straight face over the growling, monosyllabic badass he's become.





So the Source is God, right? That's right, GOD Himself decreed that Big Barda and Scott Free should get married. That Jack Kirby, he doesn't mess around when it comes to shipping.



Darkseid should be careful. The puns you invite by acting like a dick while wearing that helmet... brr.

Date: 2009-08-13 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arilou_skiff.insanejournal.com
Oh god. Darkseid!

oh how hilarious.

Date: 2009-08-13 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punishermax.insanejournal.com
I want an entire series of Darkseid just being a dick to people. Like, he puts laxatives in Batman's coffee, puts itching powder in Louis Lane's panties, covers Hal's toilet in yellow shrinkwrap. And he has to act like every act is an absolute act of evil incarnate.

"HAHAHAHAHA Foolish Batman can you outrun the Omega Laxative, the death that is shit?"

Date: 2009-08-13 07:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
This is why I liked Final Crisis so much; it raised Darkseid's levels of dickishness so that he had power at the level of a fundamentalist's vision of Jesus. Essentially, he became Jack Chick.

Date: 2009-08-13 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punishermax.insanejournal.com
Darkseid had the absolute best part in Final Crsis. That scene where he talks about how he stares at you with 6 billion eyes was so unbelivably badass that the entire series was worth it.

Date: 2009-08-13 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
And then you have that lovely bit at the end where it is revealed that, like other organisers of militant, intolerant religions - i.e., the Pope - he is little more than a small-minded old man ranting desperately about how everything would be much better with him in charge.

Date: 2009-08-13 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punishermax.insanejournal.com
CAPTAIN WE JUST HIT A STREAM OF RELIGOUS DEBATE!

ALL CAPS FIGHTERS ARE INBOUND CAPTAIN!

HITLER COMPARISONS ARE COMING FOR US TOO!

Mother of God.....debate...in a comics forum...

Date: 2009-08-13 08:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
Curious coincidence - the area I'm currently at is scheduled to be hit by crippling weather, possibly destroying landlines and flooding certain areas.

Date: 2009-08-13 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
"God's gonna get you for that..."

Date: 2009-08-13 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagaoka.insanejournal.com
Seriously, such a lovely way to ruin a fun conversation. >_>

Date: 2009-08-13 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
I don't even remember that scene. Oh well. I liked FC for the fact that Darkseid became scary again as well.

(although I really think we could've held off using Darkseid for a few more years, and instead, made the villain the evil vampiric Monitor all along. I don't know, that would've worked better for me. YMMV)

Date: 2009-08-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aegof.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
I love it. Darkseid gets the same joy from spoiling a wedding as he does from murdering the Earth. He is my favorite supervillian.

Date: 2009-08-13 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punishermax.insanejournal.com
"Anti Life justifies my bachelor status!"

Date: 2009-08-13 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Twice married, as it turns out. Once, to Suli, which produced Kalibak (Suli was killed by Ma Darkseid's machinations), once to Tigra, which produced Orion (Big D had them both banished)

Date: 2009-08-13 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punishermax.insanejournal.com
Holy Shit, Darkseid has a mom?!

Oh god we need a Lil Darkseid series so much it's not even funny

"Lil Darkseid did you commit genocide again?"

"Hey mom, Anti Life justifies my fun!"

~laugh track~

THAT'S OUR LIL DARKSEID!

Date: 2009-08-13 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
He wasn't named Darkseid as a kid...:)

Date: 2009-08-13 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punishermax.insanejournal.com
Stop ruining my story god damnit. He was named Lil Darkseid.

Date: 2009-08-13 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
I thought it was funny that he had a stupid name as a child (Uxas).

Date: 2009-08-13 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Heggra, his mother, only gave him the name so that she could listen to other kids point and say "He's Uxas" (Say it out loud a couple of times), and then giggle maniacally.

Date: 2009-08-13 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
*begins giggling maniacally*

But here's a hint, don't do it when your family is in the room.

Date: 2009-08-14 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rab62.insanejournal.com
According to Kirby, Darkseid was always called Darkseid. If someone else decided to retcon that, just retcon them right back.

(One of my big pet peeves here is when youngsters confuse non-Kirby stuff with Kirby stuff, or worse still, complain about Kirby getting his own creations wrong.)

Date: 2009-08-13 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
The Source was Kirby's Mary Sue.

Date: 2009-08-14 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
The Source was Kirby's what?

Date: 2009-08-14 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
I was joking about this:

So the Source is God, right? That's right, GOD Himself decreed that Big Barda and Scott Free should get married. That Jack Kirby, he doesn't mess around when it comes to shipping.


I'm not funny, I know...

Date: 2009-08-13 11:24 pm (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Barda Free)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Buddy, when The Source says this wedding's happening, you'd better fucking believe that shit is going down!

Date: 2009-08-14 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vignettelante.insanejournal.com
Okay, so using a death-trap in generic is chronic genre blindness, but how stupid do you have to be to use one on Scott Free?

I'm also amused by the comment "He fights like a para-demon!" He fights like a crappy mass-produced mook?

Date: 2009-08-14 01:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It no worse then having someone saying that Scott's costume reminded them of Nacho Libre. >

Date: 2009-08-16 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I love how PHILOSOPHICAL Darkseid is here. 'Oh, well, so I didn't wreck their wedding completely - but I did a little bit! Evil has been done here today - by me - and that gives Darkseid great joy! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Zen, baby.'

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